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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 20, 2019

Denver Beer Beat
Jeremiah Cornelius

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events.

Wednesday, November 20

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November Can Release @ Novel Strand Brewing Company (Denver) – 305 1st ave, Denver, Colorado 

Date/ Time: Wednesday, November 20, from 3:00- 10:00 p.m.

Details: We are REALLY excited about November’s can Release! We’re lettin’ ‘em loose day of canning because why the hell not?! Get your mouths ready because it’s on!

SHADES OF GREEN, a strong hoppy ale with our favorite hops. Idaho 7 (USA), Mosaic (USA), Nelson Sauvin (NZ), and Strata (USA). Absolutely loaded with flavors of ripe passionfruit, guava, blueberries, white grapes, and the finest dankness. One of our favorite beers ever and basically cheating at beer. 7,2% ABV, $20/4pack.

IT’S ALL THE BUZZ, our special new beer for the new millennium! Now in color! Introducing a DDH hazy New England style DIPA with Citra (USA), Galaxy (Australia), Southern Sublime (SA), and Waimea (NZ)! Brewed with Pilsner malt, Golden Promise, and tons of oats and wheat! Woah! It’s hops from 3 different continents and 4 different countries! And we DDH’d all of them! It’s so juicy it doesn’t even taste like beer! If you don’t live in Denver, you might have to drive a long way to get it! Added value! Strrrrrong notes of tropical fruit sorbet, pineapple-peach, and a unique dankness courtesy of some delicious southern hemisphere hops. 7,2% ABV, $20/4pack

(Bottle/Can Release)

Thursday, November 21

The Dark Side of Fremont @ Jake’s Brew Bar (Littleton) – 2530 W Main St, Littleton, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, November 21, from 2:00 –11:00 p.m.

Details: Join us at Jake’s Brew Bar on Thursday November 21st for a taste of Seattle. We’re tapping five beers from Fremont Brewing, headlined by the 2019 release of the Barrel Aged Dark Star variants.

We’ll be tapping standard BBA Dark Star, BBA Dark Star Coffee AND BBA Dark Star with Chocolate, Vanilla and Maple on Nitro. Throw in standard Fremont Dark Star on Nitro for a lower octane option. Lastly if you aren’t into stouts we’ll be pouring one of our favorite go to beers, Fremont Lush IPA.

We’ll being pouring at 2pm and we’ll pour all night as long as we’ve got beer. Thanks to CSA Distributing and Fremont Brewing for helping to set the table for an awesome night ahead . Cheers!

(Tap Takeover)

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A Night of Yeti @ Great Divide Barrel Bar (Denver) – 1812 35th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, November 21, from 6:00 –9:00 p.m.

Details: Join us as we celebrate those that embody the Yeti spirit!

6pm: Roast your own S’mores with executive chef of the Brewers Association (BA), Adam Dulye. Chocolate options include Dark Yeti, Bacon Yeti, and the illusive White Yeti.

6-6:30pm: Big (Yeti) Foot contest
Have a big foot? Come in and get it measured. We’ll be awarding a $25 bar tab to the largest male and female foot.

6:45pm: Yeti Awareness Lifetime Achievement Award
Who has done the most to promote Yeti Awareness? We will hand out the first ever Yeti Awareness Lifetime Achievement Award.

7pm: The Imperial #YetiCheers
Join other Believers across the country and around the world as we raise a glass to everyone’s favorite mythological beast

7:15: The Yetis of Denver Comedy
The Barrel Bar is thrilled to host its first EVER comedy showcase featuring some of Denver’s top (and tallest) comedic talent:

Dē Kelley
Kate Strobel
Elliot Woolsey
Megan O’Neil
Eeland Stribling

Hosted by Mitch Jones!

In honor of the event, we’ll be tapping the new, very limited Cosmic Yeti, which uses spices sourced directly from Nepal for this Himalayan-influenced Yeti!

(Special Events and Festivals)

Outer Range Tap Takeover @ Max Taps (Highlands Ranch) – 2680 East County Line Road, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Date/ Time: Thursday, November 21, from 6:00 –8:00 p.m.

Details: Come out Thursday November 21st from 6-8pm and enjoy some amazing Outer Range beers from our friends up in Frisco AND win some swag!

-Modern Healing Pilsner collab / Modern Times
-DDH wai-iti In The Steep IPA
-Heebeejeebees IPA
-Chills IPA
-Pillow Stacks DIPA (Only at Max Taps & Outer Range)
-Warm Company DIPA
-Sweet Digs triple dry hopped triple ipa collaboration with Resident Culture
-Nature Facts Belgian Dubbel
-Slicing Time Imperial Stout collab w/ Southern Grist

(Tap Takeover)

Friday, November 22

Lugene Release @ Odell Brewing Company/ RiNo Brewhouse (Fort Collins/ Denver) – 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado/2945 Larimer St., Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 22, from 11:00 a.m. –8:00 p.m.

Details: We’re doing a special small batch release of Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout at the Fort Collins Taproom. Available on draft and in custom crowlers to go. Doors open at 11am. Limit 2 crowlers per customer. If you can’t make it to FoCo, it might be time to call in a favor with a friend in town. For our Denver friends, we are tapping Lugene at our RiNo location on the same day! Check out our RiNo page for details.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

4th Annual National Yeti Day @ Great Divide Barrel Bar (Denver) – 1812 35th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 22, from 12:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: Join us for a celebration of all things Yeti as we honor the magical beasts we love so much at our Barrel Bar. The event is free and open to the public! What you can expect at our fourth annual National Yeti Day Celebration:

Beer –>
12+ varieties of Yeti on tap + one-off firkins:
Yeti Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Yeti, Velvet Yeti, Chai Yeti, Chocolate Cherry Yeti, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Oak Aged Yeti, Vanilla Yeti, Mexican Chocolate Yeti, S’mores Yeti, Borgia Yeti, Cosmic Yeti, Pumpkin Pie Yeti
Firkins: Neapolitan Yeti, Fernet-inspired Yeti

Giveaways –>
We will be hosting a slew of giveaways and raffles starting at 3pm. Things you could win:
– Yeti Beer
– New Yeti Merch
– Spank the Yeti Game
– Stainless steel Mancan growler
– Yeti Timbuk2 Backpack
– Yeti Hopper Cooler

Yeti Cave @ 4pm –>
We are turning our barrel aging room into an authentic Yeti cave! The Yeti cave will have special tappings, giveaways, treats, new merch, photobooth & more!

Food –>
Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company will join the part for the first time.

Yeti Sightings –>
And of course, there will be plenty of Yeti sightings throughout the evening.

(Special Events and Festivals)

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Dopplebock Release @ Goldspot Brewing Company (Denver) – 4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 22, from 12:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: We are very excited for our winter beer releases! First up is the dopplebock with notes of cherry, plum, honey and caramel and at 8% it is dangerously delicious.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Imperial Hop Nectar Can Release @ Liquid Mechanics Brewing (Lafayette) – 297 N. Hwy 287 Suite 100, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Details: A new base recipe and process for this Imperial hazy IPA release with the same hops you love from previous versions of Imperial Hop Nectar and Hop Nectar. Triple Dry Hopped with 5 lbs per barrel of Citra, El Dorado, and Amarillo. Weighing in at 8.3% ABV. $11.99/12oz 4-pack + tax. Tasting room only starting November 22nd. 120 cases available. Any remaining cases will see very limited distribution starting Nov. 25th.

(Can Release)

New Collaboration with Blue Tile Brewery @ Something Brewery (Brighton) – 117 N Main St A, Brighton, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 22, at 3:00 p.m.

Details: This Friday at 3pm, our first EVER full on lager, brewed with our buddies at Blue Tile Brewery! “The Jeffrey” a delicious Double IPL, made with African Queen hops.
That’s right you heard right, a DIPL, with that L meaning lager. There are only 5 beers ever made in this style and can’t wait for you to try this one out!Come over to Something Brewery or Blue Tile Brewery in Denver this Friday and give it a shot.

250 crowlers on hand and on tap.
See you then!

Food truck that day: Bunkhouse BBQ

(Bottle/Can Release)

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Grand Opening @ Molly’s Spirits (Greenwood Village) – 8557 E. Arapahoe Rd., Unit A
Greenwood Village, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 22, at 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Details: Molly’s Spirits is opening its second location in Greenwood Village – a 25,000-square-foot space with more than 14,000 beverages, the largest selection of Colorado spirits and beer, dozens of cases of chilled wine and world-class wine offerings.

The grand opening party on Nov. 22 will be an all-day celebration with free food, tastings, giveaways, live music, live mural painting and more surprises throughout the weekend. To commemorate the openingMolly’s Spirits is releasing a collaboration beer with Tivoli Brewing, “Twice is Nice” modern lager and a Southern Hemisphere Brett IPA collaboration with Diebolt Brewing, “Lawn Darts in Paradise.” The beer will be available at locations as well as the respective breweries.

Molly’s Greenwood Villagewill feature a large outdoor patio event space and a modern, inviting “Liquid Lounge” to host one-of-a-kind tastings, special events and release parties with beloved Colorado beverage purveyors and iconic brands from around the world.

(Grand Opening)

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Cashmere SMASH Release @ The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (Denver) – 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 22, from 3:00  –11:00 p.m.

Details: The next installment in our SMASH series, Cashmere, releases Friday, November 22nd. Intensely fruity with notes of lemon, lime, peach, and melon; this beer will bring back summer, if only for a moment. 5.5% ABV. Limited release: get it while it lasts!

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

5th Annual Ski/Board Wax Party @ Little Machine Beer (Denver) – 2924 W 20th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Friday, November 22, from 4:00  –10:00 p.m.

Details: Winter is upon us, have your skis and boards professionally tuned up for the season by Rocky Mountain Ski And Board Tunes for a $20 suggested donation. Sip on a beer (included in the $20 donation) while the pros take care of your gear. Also, enter our World Famous Raffle to win great ski/board gear, accessories, beer and swag. All proceeds will be donated to SOS Outreach: a local organization that gets kids up on the mountain.

Ski/board waxing drop off begins at 4pm and raffle starts at 7pm.

(Special Events and Festivals)

Saturday, November 23

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Thanksgiving Pie and Beer Tapping- Both Taprooms @ Denver Beer Co. (Denver/Arvada) – 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO/5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 23- Sunday November 24, from 11:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

Details: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 11am-5pm and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 11pm-5pm come in for a Thanksgiving pie & beer pairing. We will have 4 pies paired with 4 beers for $20 presale, $25 at the door.

This event will be taking place at both of our taprooms! Join us for beers and pie in Olde Town Arvada or at our Platte St. taproom!

Don’t show up to Ma & Pa’s house empty handed this Thanksgiving! Take a delicious Thanksgiving pie made by The Long I Pie Shop paired with two delicious crowlers of beer brewed by Denver Beer Co!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27st, 12pm-5pm we will have your pie & 2 crowlers order ready to go for pick up! You just come in grab your order and become this year’s Thanksgiving dinner hero! The pie and crowler combo is $40 presale $45 at the door!

(You can also take all the credit for the pairing, too. We don’t mind.)

If you would like to just come try the pairing and not order a pie & crowler to share with the fam, we won’t tell them. Your secret is safe with us.

(Beer Pairing)

Figgy Noir: Can Release @ Diebolt Brewing Company( Denver) – 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 23, from 12:00 –10:00 p.m.

Details: Figgy Noir, Algerian Biere de Garde: Can Release and Tapping.

Figgy Noir is the first of the French Expats to surface, taking inspiration from the North African country of Algeria. Sweet Algerian curry, palm sugar and figs give it the color of the Saharan sands, the heady, spiced aroma of an outdoor bazaar and the figgy flavor of the cradle of civilization.

What is our French Expat Series?

Expat Series is a series of beers exploring the vibrant flavors and aromas encountered everyday by expatriates across the globe; by incorporating unique ingredients from these countries into French style beers, we’ve recreated a day in the life of a French Expat.
Figgy Noir’s base beer style is a Blonde Biere de Garde. Fig concentrate adds subtle complexity and slight color, palm sugar imparts added gravity and a slight honey note and the Algerian curry is reminiscent of holiday spice with Nutmeg, Sea Salt, Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Saffron and Cardomom.

We’ll be tapping this beer in conjunction with our Fall Festival featuring a Pancake Breakfast (Pancakes made with Ras El Hanout the sweet algerian curry) and special food vendors.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

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Wynkoop’s Day of Darks @ Wynkoop Brewing Company (Denver) – 1634 18th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 23, from 12:00 –4:00 p.m.

Details: Take a walk on the dark side and save the date for the city’s favorite dark brew showcase:

Wynkoop’s Day of Darks 2019

Join us, and 30+ of our Colorado craft brewing comrades, at the Wynkoop Brewing Company Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 12-4pm as we sample some our favorite dark beers from across the state.

Your $50 ticket includes:
– commemorative glass
– unlimited dark beer tastings
– chocolate delights

Proceeds from your ticket purchase will benefit cancer fighting charities right here in the Mile High City, including:

Beer for Boobs (founded by the White Labs crew)
Colorado Cancer Institute
Drink For Pink

(Special Events and Festivals)

Stargate Day @ Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales (Denver) – 1290 S Broadway # A51, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Saturday, November 23, from 12:00 –11:00 p.m.

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Apricot | Primitivo Wine Juice
Apricot | Coconut | Lactose
Plum | Nelson Sauvin Dry Hop
Plum | Cinnamon | Vanilla
Nectarine | Simcoe Dry Hop
Nectarine | ROSWELL Element 115 Blend (Black Currant)
Plumtarine (Plum & Nectarine Blend)

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NOTE: We pre-sold vouchers for public STARGATE sets online. There will be no additional STARGATE bottles for sale in the tasting room as the online pre-sale sold out.

(Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings/New Tappings)

Sunday, November 24

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Hay IPA Sunday @ River North Brewery (Denver) – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/ Time: Sunday November 24, from 12:00–7:00 p.m.

Details: Welcome back to our monthly tapping of Mountain Haze variants! Featuring a couple of hazy delights, on tap side-by-side to enjoy in the Washington Street taproom or take home in crowlers. At Noon, we will tap two hazy beers featuring different hops.

Only five gallons of each version, no crowler limit while supplies last!

(Beer Pairing)

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